Rogue One writer says EA’s handling of Star Wars is “an embarrassment”

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Gary Whitta, the co-writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has said that EA’s handling of the Star Wars license is “an embarrassment”.

His comments come after reports that EA has shelved the open-world Star Wars game in development at EA Vancouver.

Speaking with Kinda Funny Games, the former editor of PC Gamer said, “I would just take the license away from EA because it’s been catastrophically mismanaged.”

Calling their work “an embarrassment,” Whitta added that Star Wars was “the crown jewel of video game franchise licenses.”

“If I was an EA shareholder, I’d be f-cking furious at the way [it has been handled],” he said.

For its part, EA has side-stepped the confirmation EA Vancouver’s game has been cancelled, instead affirming it is “fully committed” to making more Star Wars games.

EA’s had the license since 2013 and has only released two games: Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is expected later this year.